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Join us in Kansas City, MO for the 43rd Annual Research Conference. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Nursing Research at the Forefront of Healthcare Crises”.  The learner outcomes for the conference are:

  • Discuss exemplar research programs that have helped prevent and/or intervene in healthcare crises and sustain optimal health and healthcare
  • Describe how research can influence healthier public policy
  • Examine evidence-based approaches to prevent and/or intervene in health care crises, sustain optimal health and healthcare
  • Research on Nurse Wellbeing and Resilience 

Call for Symposia, Special Sessions 
& Pre-Conference Workshops 

This is the official call for Guaranteed Symposia, Competitive Symposia, Special Sessions, and Pre-Conference Workshops for the Midwest Nursing Research Society's 43rd Annual Research Conference, March 27-30, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri. 
We have moved to a new Abstract Collection Site for the 2019 Conference! To view the instructions and submit your abstract for competitive or guaranteed symposia, special session application, or pre-conference workshop application, click here:


Important New AdditionBiosketches are also new to the submission process for Special Sessions and Pre-Conference Workshops. Please note you will be asked to upload a copy of your NIH Biosketch. Click here to download the template.



Guaranteed Symposia

Adolescent Health RIG:Unique Strategies and Methods for Conducting Research With Adolescents/Young Adults.
Click here for the Adolescent Health Call for Abstracts.
Decision Making RIG: Innovations in Decision Science: Conceptualization to Implementation
Click here for the Decision Making Call for Abstracts.

Health Systems Policy & Informatics RIG: Population Health Approaches: Quality, Safety and Human Factors Considerations. 
Click here for the HSPI Call for Abstracts.
Pediatric RIGInnovations in Design, Methods, and Measurement in Pediatric Research.
Click here for the Pediatric Call for Abstracts.

Qualitative Methods RIG: Challenges in Qualitative Research. 
Click here for the Qualitative Methods Call for Abstracts.



Competitive Symposia

Family Health, Pediatric, Adolescent Health, and Gerontological Nursing Science RIGs: Family-focused Common Data Elements: What we have and what we need to Advance Family Nursing Science.
Click here for the Family Health, Pediatric, Adolescent Health and Gerontological Nursing Science Call for Abstracts.


Health of Diverse Populations RIG: Current Issues with Interventions among Diverse Populations: Moving from Problem Description to Problem Solving.   

Click here for the Health of Diverse Populations Call for Abstracts.

Health Systems Policy & Informatics RIG:Technology Infused Research, Teaching, and Practice: Uses, Opportunities, and Challenges. 

Click here for the HSPI Call for Abstracts.

Palliative and End-of-Life Care RIG:Emerging Trends in the Palliative and End-of-Life Care of Patients and Families.
Click here for the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Call for Abstracts.
Self-Care RIG:Moving the Science Forward: Current and Future Avenues of Self-Care Research.
Click here for the Self-Care Call for Abstracts.

Symptom Science RIG:Symptoms in the Context of Multiple Chronic Conditions.
Click here for the Symptom Science Call for Abstracts.
Women's Health and Childbearing Research RIGs: Innovations in Women’s Health and Childbearing Research.
Click here for the Women's Health and Childbearing Research Call for Abstracts.
Please Note: Only MNRS members* are eligible to submit an abstract. 

*All MNRS current members have a profile in the new abstract submission site.  
 The steps to log-in are as follows:
    1. Use your current MNRS username 
    2. Reset your password using the "reset my password" option. 
If you need assistance, please contact Kelly Braniff at